Antonyms MCQs with Explanation

Direction: In the following question, out of the four alternatives, select the word OPPOSITE in MEANING to the word given.

1. Florid (CSS 2022 MCQs)
(a) Weak
(b) Pale
(c) Monotonous
(d) Ugly

2. Verity (CSS 2022 MCQs)
(a) Sanctity
(b) Reverence
(c) Falsehood
(d) Rarity

3. Perspicuity (CSS 2022 MCQs)
(a) Vagueness
(b) Dullness
(c) Unfairness
(d) Unwillingness

4. Fervent (CSS 2022 MCQs)
(a) Unexcitable
(b) Enduring
(c) Dispassionate
(d) Subdued

5. Meandering (CSS 2022 MCQs)
(a) Sliding
(b) Slopping
(c) Strained
(d) Straight


1. (b) The word Florid (Adjective) means : rosy; gaudy; ornated; red; having too much decoration or detail. The word Pale (Adjective) means : light in colour; not strong or bright; having skin that is almost white because of illness. Hence, the words florid and pale are antonymous.

2. (c) The word Verity (Noun) means : a belief or principle about life that is accepted as true; truth. Hence, the words verity and falsehood are antonymous.

3. (a) The word Perspicuity (Noun) means : clarity. The word vagueness (Noun) means : no clarity in a person’s mind. Hence, the words perspicuity and Vagueness are antonymous.

4. (c) The word Fervent (Adjective) means : having or showing very strong and sincere feelings about something; ardent. The word Dispassionate (Adjective) means : not influenced by emotion; impartial.
Hence, the words fervent and dispassionate are antonymous.

5. (d) The word Meandering (Adjective) means : not straight; curved ; a course that does not follow a straight path. Hence, the words meandering and straight are antonymous.

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